The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 77 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 23 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.49% 1.09% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.17% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £260 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1418 1026 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.60% 92.85% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 722 421
Average daily rate £350 £325 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 21 27
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support across the Leeds region.

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title.

1 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (59.26%) ITIL
3 15 (55.56%) Windows
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle
6 8 (29.63%) CRM
6 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
7 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
7 7 (25.93%) IIS
7 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
7 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (14.81%) Sun
10 4 (14.81%) OpenView
10 4 (14.81%) LDAP
10 4 (14.81%) Ant
10 4 (14.81%) PVCS
10 4 (14.81%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (14.81%) J2EE
10 4 (14.81%) Java

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Applications Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) IIS
1 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LDAP
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Ant
1 4 (14.81%) PVCS
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Maven
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) J2EE
1 4 (14.81%) Spring
1 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
2 3 (11.11%) ODBC
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) CRM
3 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.81%) System Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Workflow
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Document Management
6 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Shell Script
3 7 (25.93%) PL/SQL
4 4 (14.81%) Java
5 3 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) VB6
6 2 (7.41%) VB
6 2 (7.41%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (14.81%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (14.81%) Sun
3 4 (14.81%) Splunk
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
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